Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Attorneys

Law Offices of Tony M. Seyfi, A Professional Law Corporation

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Medicare Fraud

Our Attorneys defend healthcare fraud and Medicare fraud in California Courts, including Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, San Fernando, and El Monte . We have successfully represented tens of individuals in these cases in the entire Southern California area, and in all cases, our clients did not have to do any jail time.

In the United States, Medicare fraud is a general term that refers to an individual or corporation that seeks to collect Medicare health care reimbursement under misrepresentation or false pretenses. There are many different types of Medicare fraud, all of which have the same goal: to milk money from the Medicare program.

Types of Medicare Fraud:

1. Phantom Billing: This is when the private doctor or medical provider bills Medicare for unnecessary procedures, or procedures that were never performed; for unnecessary medical tests or tests that were never performed; for unnecessary equipment or used equipment billed as new.

2. Patient Billing: A patient who is in on the scam provides his or her Medicare number in exchange for kickbacks. The provider bills Medicare for any reason and the patient is told to admit that he or she indeed received the medical treatment.

3. Upcoding scheme and unbundling: Inflating bills by using a billing code that indicates the patient needs expensive procedures.

Prosecution of Medicare Fraud

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as mandated by Public Law 95-452 (as amended), is to protect the integrity of Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs, to include Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as the health and welfare of the beneficiaries of those programs. The Office of Investigations for the HHS, OIG collaboratively works with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to combat Medicare Fraud.

Medicare fraud may be prosecuted by the state or the federal government. Defendants convicted of federal Medicare fraud face stiff penalties according to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and disbarment from HHS programs. The sentence depends on the amount of the fraud. Defendants can expect to face substantial prison time, deportation (if not a US citizen), fines, and restitution.

Defenses available for those charged with Medicare Fraud:

1. It is always possible that the charges are erroneously brought based on miscalculation of the amounts received by the suspect. If this is the case, your Medicare Fraud Defense Attorney will do the necessary investigation to rectify the matter.

2. If it is determined that money was in fact taken based on fraud, your criminal defense attorney could enter a plea bargain with the prosecutor to pay back the amount received in exchange for a good settlement offer.

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Criminal prosecution can affect your health, freedom, employment, and social life. You need help and you need the best criminal defense you can get. At the Law Offices of Tony M. Seyfi, with the state of the art computerized legal research tools and forensic techniques, we will focus on identifying the defenses you may have and will develop numerous challenges to any crime possible.

Our goal is victory for our clients and to keep them from going to jail, and we are confident of our defense strategies. If you would like to discuss your case, call us today for a FREE CONSULTATION and case analysis.

Law Offices of Tony M. Seyfi,
Criminal Defense Attorney
9777 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: (213) 252-1000
Tel: (818) 788-2010

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